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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Reverence Series #1: Our first beer in our Reverence series of traditional European-style beers, is a sessionable German lager known as a Zwickelbier - a very old ’classic’ with a heritage traced back to the Middle Ages. Zwickel, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is unfiltered, unpasteurized and finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy beer. Hops: Hallertau Malts: Two-Row Pilsner. Target stats (final stats TBD): 19 IBU, 4.8% ABV, 11.8 Original Gravity


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours hazy pale straw with a large white head. Smells grainy, a little toasted, slight hops. Taste is grain, bitter, soft sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Urban Chestnut Zwickel finishes with a little sweetness and is otherwise clean.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonLaRue (17) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle sourced from one of their 4 packs. Beer wafts of bread, barley and weakly of hops. Appearance is a thick opaque blonde. Tastes like the best lager I have ever had. Not surprising, the owner of UBCB brewed a lot of AB’s best beers for Michelob. Palate is refreshing as a well flavored lager could be the only thing this beer is missing is hops has too much grain/ bread taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at the brewpub, served in a real German steinkrug. Looks to be dark golden colored with just a little bit of head. But this beer brings me right back to the German countryside. Bready malt with a neat bitter finish, I long for a pretzel or brat and brotchen. May not impress those look for audacity, but this is solid classic beer and my favorite of the day. (#4490, 2/24/2012)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
500 ml bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. The pour is mostly clear yellow golden, with a fluffy 3 inch white head. The head falls with a small amount of soapy lacing. The aroma is full fresh toasted cracker malt, nice gentle herbal mineral character, and hint of malt sweetness behind. The taste is the cracker malt, paired wonderfully with the herbal mineral, along with a nice spice, and the dry mineral finish. The palate is medium bodied, un filtered mouth feel, and the dry mineral finish is a real highlight. This is a great beer, directly up my alley. Thanks Eugene.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
A gorgeous, rustic, grassy-hoppy bitch of a lager. Dry, refreshing, plenty of spicy hop character, and an honest, grainy backbone. Right in my wheelhouse.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Beautiful example of a simple German lager. Lightly malty and hoppy on the nose, no off putting aromas to speak of. Pours golden and slightly cloudy/opaque, gorgeous white head and continues to effervesce throughout the draught. Easy drinking lager, drank cold from a glass, is the epitome of the style. Essentially, takes the yard beer to the top of the class.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours yellow with a huge foamy white head. Nose is huge rustic grain, light honey, and a touch of floral hopping. Taste is the same, with a little more hops. Nice graininess. Thick and fluffy. Wow...awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Pours clear light pale yellow with a white head. The aroma has light pale malt with no hops bitterness detected. It is lightly bready and smooth. Medium smooth body with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth lager malt, very light toast and a bit of citrus. The taste seems basic, but it is very well constructed. The finish has a light bit of spicy hops and a touch of malty sweetness. This is far from being a fireworks sort of beer, but a its a great no frills beer that will be a perfect summer afternoon beer. (7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7)

Feel the need to update this since the initial rating was a sample at a fest & I’ve had it multiple times since and now in bottles. I see nothing of the original rating notes that needs to be updated, but the consistency from this beer and flavors have really grown on me. The one alteration I would make to my ratings the Hallertau hops giving more of a spicy presence to the taste. This has become a bit of a benchmark for solid lagers to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2432) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
500mL bottle from a 4 pack, how awesome is that? Poured into a generic wine glass. Pours with a small but firm head. The color is a nicely hazy golden, can’t see through it. Aroma is a good lager dryness, herbalnes, and a clean white biscuit maltiness. Flavor is the same with a hefty unsweetened startchy white bread maltiness. Hops are in the background, herbal German hops, fall in line with the beer and are not obvious. Nicely dry, clean, well lagered, not overly processed. A nice felt mouthfeel but easy going down. All this at under 5%. What’s not to like?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Never had this style before; pretty good. Honestly they could've called it any style of German lager(dortmunder, helles, etc) and I wouldn't have known better. Very tasty though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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